Self-archiving is a process by which researchers upload digital versions of their original scientific literature online using open-access repositories or personal servers. The steadily increasing prices of journal subscription and publication fees have resulted in the emergence of self-archiving to disseminate research. It is a sure-shot way to increase your publication’s access, citations, and impact by making it widely available to readers within and outside the scientific community. This article shares the merits of self-archiving to improve the reach of your research, and how to do it ethically and legally.
So, how does self-archiving work?